Mack Prioleau Speaks About Perth
Mack Prioleau on Visiting Perth, Western Australia
I’ve visited much of North America and Europe, but until recently, Australia was uncharted territory to me. So, when an Aussie teammate of mine wanted to speak about his visit to his hometown of Perth for the holidays, I was excited to hear more about it. One thing became clear after his trip, though – if you’re looking for wide open spaces and wildlife, amazing architecture, and golden sunshine and beaches, Perth has everything for you. They have a well-preserved old town, the largest inner-city park in the world, and more!
If you thought Central Park in New York was big, Kings Park is massive. At more than 4 square kilometers, it covers a large part of Mount Eliza and preserves the native bushland of the west coast, yet is directly beside the Perth central business district. Don’t forget to check out the DNA Tower on top of the hill!
If you’re curious about Australia’s unique wildlife, the Perth Zoo houses more than 164 different species, including dingoes, emus, Tasmanian devils, kangaroos, cockatoos, and echidnas. At 17 hectares, the Perth Zoo is also home to the African Savannah and Asian Rainforest exhibits, and is heavily involved in conservation efforts across the globe.
This city serves as the port of Perth. Because of its long history as a trade center, it is home to well-preserved historic buildings, fresh produce, and a vibrant arts and culture scene. The market is also a popular site for buskers, so chances are, you might just be listening to the next big star!
To the north of the city itself lies the Sunset Coast. With more than a thousand kilometers of coastline, you can choose from one of the numerous fine white sand beaches, get stoked, and paddle out into the waves.If you’re into surfing like me, Trigg Beach is the place to visit according to my friend. I look forward to traveling to Perth soon!